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In this series of blog posts Cath outlines the practical ways you can use the scientific principles of persuasion in your presentation .
Part 2 : Scarcity
What has Easter simnel cake got to do with giving a great presentation?
Surprisingly there are a number of similiarities and here Cath Daley outlines what they are so you can give a successful presentation every time….
Would you like to be more persuasive and influential when you speak?
Imagine what it would be like if you know that you can persuade and influence people to take the action you want them to take.
In this post Cath outlines the 6 principles you need to take into account if you want your presentation to persuade.
You may have heard the saying “Failing to plan is planning to fail” and outstanding presenters really take this to heart.
And in the same way . . . .
Great speakers and presenters are liked by their audiences and being likeable doesn’t only help with presenting but will help you in your job, business, relationships, and life.
What makes great speakers so likeable and so successful? And how can we do it?
According to a year-long study by the Centre for Talent Innovation, leadership potential is signalled through your gravitas, your communication skills and your appearance . . .
Here are 11 suggestions for helping you to stay fully focused and present for your audience. Each one is simple and easy . . . .
Listen to how his pitch and tone get stronger and stronger as he runs through his marathon ‘let freedom reign’. . . .
When you ask people what Abraham Lincoln is famous for it’s usually two things – being assassinated and The Gettysburg Address. The Gettysburg Address is considered to be . . .
Audiences have short attention spans and in this post Cath outlines 3 ways you can get your audience hanging on your every word
In this post Presentation Specialist Cath shares with you how to avoid your audience ever thinking ” so what?” in your presentations!
The extremes of the presentations spectrum- which are you?
Cath outlines THE worst way ever that people begin their presentations that switches off the audience and how you can very easily avoid it.
In this post Cath shows how lessons from MasterChef can help you produce an exceptional presentation every time.
Did you know that most business presentations fail? If this has happened to you then it’s usually for very good reasons – your presentation sucks!
..and here are 12 reasons why.
Did you know that how you stand can lose you clients? In this post Cath shows you how you can instantly appear more confident and have more authority by just changing the way you stand.
Here is a great example of how it can go disastrously and catastrophically wrong when you decide to be spontaneous in your presentation……
I’ve recently been watching some of the re-runs of the comedy show “Little Britain”, and you may or may not be a fan of it but I’m sure . . .
What happens when you get negative feedback after your presentation? Here are some tips for dealing with it.
I know that change has been a constant factor in business in the last ten years because if what you’re doing isn’t working then you must do something you haven’t done before if you want to get different results . . . .
So let me be controversial here.
“To be successful you need to put in the effort.” . . . .
The three best moments form the Olympic Opening Ceremony London 2012 and your presentation……
Presentation audiences are very much like aircraft passengers…….
When you focus on what is really going to take you closer to your goals often the sense of overwhelm begins to disappear and effective time management becomes easier . . .
How would you like to achieve much more with much less time and effort? Sounds impossible?
Well that’s what many thousands of . . .
Now for many people Macs are like Marmite- you either love them or loathe them but they have four characteristics that can teach us something about an effective presentation…
When the messages are mixed it can create confusion and even hilarity…… have a look at this clip to see what I mean.
Facial expressions, body movement, gestures, posture, etc all display how we are feeling and the non-verbal message is harder to fake.
We all love to hear stories and effective use of stories is a key tool for creating an outstanding and memorable presentation.
So what’s your business story . . .
In the next week whenever you begin to feel stressed out apply The Green Cross Code:
STOP : what you are doing for 1 minute . . . . .
It was always a challenge to persuade the Laurens of this world as to the benefits of studying physics! But what has this got to do with your business? . . .
Feelings ranging from nervousness to sheer terror are common for many people and it has been said that the fear of public speaking comes higher than the fear of death for a large proportion of the population but . . . .
. . . why when it comes to your business or your relationships is it often so difficult?
. . . your words say one thing but your gestures, body language, tonality, breathing etc. all convey something different to your audience.
How the “curious incident of the dog in the night-time” links to your business presentation………
If you do the same thing as Maria Sharapova it could be losing you business . . .
If you are in business you are repeatedly presenting yourselves and your business – whether that’s to a new contact, a prospect, your boss, a client, a procurement team . . . whatever the situation the impact you make is down to how effectively you communicate and . . .
In various business magazines, on websites and in the press you will often see references to “pitching” for business. You’ll see articles and book with titles like “ How to Give a Winning Pitch”, “Pitching to Win “ and “ How to Write the Winning Pitch”. I even wrote a blog a while ago called [...]
As you all know my areas of expertise are Learning and Communication and I do a lot of business networking. I was approached to do a workshop for students about “ Communication and Networking in Business “ – not a particularly sexy title! I designed the workshop around the importance and purpose of networking and [...]
How do social perceptions apply to your business presentations?
In London recently I was in a hurry and took a black cab from my hotel to the station. I was desperate not to miss my train and the driver was brilliant, exhibiting the famous ”knowledge” to get me there in record time. Now let me ask you a question – would you ever get [...]
What links a new snack, an international prize for physics and your business presentation?
How a Young Entrepreneur’s story became the Winner of Young British Talent Showcase……
The words do matter in a speech but the way they are delivered matters more in terms of how the speech is received and perceived.So how did David Cameron do?
A Presentation Analysis of Ed Milliband’s Speech – and How it Can Help with Your Business Presentation
” It’s not what you say, it’s the way that you say it – that’s what gets results”.
What we can learn from how Ed Milliband’s delivered his speech to the Labour Party Conference.
In This One Day Workshop I’ll Show You How To Be Truly Confident, Comfortable and Relaxed Presenting Yourself and Your Business in Any Situation, So That You Really Make an Impact, Stand Out in Your Marketplace and Win More Business
Chances are that whatever your business at some stage you will be have to do some sort of business presentation and this happened to the wife of a friend of mine recently …..
Are you one of the 68% of businesses who pass up on this chance to market your business for free?
Two quick, easy and powerful techniques to help get rid of the panic of public speaking
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